ERBIL—Some 1,050 Yezidi survivors of the Islamic State (IS) oppression have received physical and psychological treatment in Duhok, an official stated.
Nzar Ismat, Duhok health director, told BasNews on Sunday that most of the Yezidi survivors suffer from psychological implications which are being attended to in a special center established by Duhok Health Directorate.
He said so far 1,050 Yezidis, who were rescued from the IS captivity, have received treatment in the center.
Some have completely recovered while others are still suffering because some of their family members are still held by the IS and the center still looks after them until they heal, according to Islamt.
The official indicated his office has constant contact with the survivors who have been sent to Germany for psychotherapy.
A number of European countries have agreed to help in rehabilitating Yezidi women and girls.
As stated by a Yezidi official, the Romanian government has agreed to take in 400 Yezidi women who suffer from psychological and physical traumas due to the IS attack and its brutality against them or their family members.
According to the latest updates by the Kurdistan Regional Government, some 6,417 Kurdish Yezidi individuals were abducted by the IS extremists after the fall of Sinjar in August 2014. Of those, 3,092 have been freed, including 1,102 women, 335 men and 1,655 children.